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elections in which voters cast secret ballots to choose a party’s candidate for a presidential election
During primaries, voters use paper or electronic ballots to select a candidate, much like they do during the presidential election.
local meetings of party members to choose candidates to run in an election
During caucuses, people gather in schools, churches, and even homes to discuss the candidates and then vote for their top choices.
left out of something
April felt sad after she was mistakenly omitted from her friend’s birthday party invite list.
large masses of snow, ice, or dirt that suddenly fall down the side of a mountain
Avalanches can crush homes and even bury entire villages in snow and ice.
full of danger; risky
Firefighters often find themselves in perilous situations when battling a blaze.
living or growing naturally in a certain region
Giant sequoias, some of the biggest trees on Earth, are native to the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California.
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